HTC Health has decided to get involved in an charitable initiative to gather funds for Jonathan Sheldon, suffering from M.E. and Addison’s disease, by donating some of our bestselling products to be auctioned off at a fundraising event.
Due to the severity of his conditions, suffering from two rare diseases, Jonathan has spent a great deal of time in hospitals, taking multiple tests and having to go through various complications. The combination of his illnesses means he can easily slip into an Addison’s crisis or coma at very little notice. Since the diagnosis in 2013, Jonathan’s life changed dramatically and now after having to fight through four years of life threatening episodes, he decided to get a medical assistance dog, for whose training he’s raising money.
Our Fish Oil capsules will be auctioned off or raffled during a health themed event organised by Jonathan’s family. The proceeds will go directly towards training of the lifesaving medical detection dog, who can alert Jonathan when his cortisol levels are low, so he can take appropriate medication to avoid a potentially fatal episode. His ‘super dog’ is truly one its kind, being dual trained to smell cortisol and glucose levels in the owner’s bloodstream, he’s the first such dog in the world. Jonathan believes that his new furry friend will greatly improve his quality of life and will help him take steps towards being more mobile and active.
Here you can find out more about Jonathan’s story and support him in his fight for normalcy: https://www.gofundme.com/medicalassistance-dog-for-jonathan